South African Shelduck (Tadorna cana) - HBW 1, p. 591
French: Tadorne à tête grise
Spanish: Tarro Sudafricano
Other common names: African/Cape Shelduck
Taxonomy: Anas cana Gmelin, 1789, Cape of Good Hope.
Sometimes placed in genus Casarca, together with T. ferruginea, T. tadornoides and T. variegata. Forms superspecies with T. ferruginea; some also include T. tadornoides and T. variegata. Hybridazation with other Tadorna species and Alopochen aegyptiacus reported in captivity. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Africa, from C Namibia and S Botswana southwards.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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